OnePlus One Smartphone Revealed

OnePlus One

Chinese smartphone developer OnePlus has officially unveiled its first ever handset this week, dubbing it the OnePlus One.

The handset boasts some awesome specifications, especially considering its £229 price tag and is being nicknamed the ‘flagship killer’.

The OnePlus One sports a 5.5” full HD screen, which packs in a whopping 401 pixels per inch, and also runs on the CyanogenMod version of Android.

On top of this, the One also sports a Snapdragon 801 processor, 3GB RAM, a 13 megapixel snapper and a massive 3100mAh battery.

These specs place it firmly in the firing line of the latest Samsung and HTC flagship handsets, which cost almost three times the price of the debut effort from OnePlus.

The only catch with the OnePlus One is that you have to be ‘invited’ to buy it as opposed to just pre-ordering it online.

Will the OnePlus One really be a 'flagship killer'?

Not sure how the latest flagship phones measure up against the OnePlus One? Why not take a look at our HTC One M8 vs Samsung Galaxy S5 smartphone battle to see how they compare? 

Invites can be attained by entering competitions held by OnePlus, the first of which opens later on today (Friday), or by having a friend who owns the device recommend you to the company.

OnePlus have said that this builds the notion of ‘hearsay success’ and also means that the company won’t need to make millions of handsets right from the get-go.

You can find more information about how to get your hands on the OnePlus One on the manufacturer’s website.

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Written by Luke Hatfield